About Us

Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation (KCAT) is comprised of representatives of the community, and people who work and volunteer in many sectors including education, the municipality, not-for-profit, business, recreation, and health. Its members use a variety of transportation modes, including walking, cycling and transit in daily life. KCAT members represent a diversity of ages and abilities, and both genders. The Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation collaborates with a variety of partners within the City of Kingston to facilitate an environment that continues to be more conducive to walking and cycling.

Our Philosophy: Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation (KCAT) works to make our city a place where active transportation is safe, secure, convenient, efficient and attractive.

Patricia Collins

Patricia Collins

Patricia Collins, BSc, MSc, PhD, joined KCAT in 2011. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University.  Her research and teaching interests are in healthy community planning, of which AT is a key component. Patricia has worked with researchers at KFL&A Public Health to publish data on AT patterns in Kingston, and is currently involved in a couple of small projects examining transportation patterns among Queen’s employees. Patricia is a member of the City Cycling Working Group, and is a member of the KCAT steering committee. She can best be reached by email at patricia.collins@queensu.ca.

Roger Healey

Roger Healey

Peter Burpee

Peter Burpee

Peter is a retired associate professor from the Faculty of Education at McGill University. He worked in geographic education and education in the north, followed by administering faculty IT services, an educational technology programme and developing distance education. After initial retirement, he became CEONET project manager for IT and broadband projects in rural eastern Ontario. He often walks where others drive, believes in public transit, and sometimes (though infrequently) cycles. More importantly, he believes we have all been gifted with good minds and powers of observation. On his travels, he keeps an eye open for best practice in active transportation and urban design, focussing on pedestrians and car-free zones, and has accumulated many hundreds of related photos to prove the point. Email: pburpee@gmail.com

David Chan

David Chan

Kristin Cote

Kristin Côté

Graham Lodge

Graham Lodge

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Avidan Waldman

Not pictured:
  • Anne McPhail
  • Peter Bearse
  • Laura Gibson
  • Janette Leroux
  • Kristine Hebert